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Everything has its own season

Read a reflection from one of the contributors from Bible Society NZ and other Kiwi Christian leaders in our 31-day devotional, ‘Reflections of Life.’ It will help you discover the life contained within His Word.

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Knowing Our Own Message

The word ‘gospel’ simply means ‘good news’. Do you know for a fact that every member of your church could communicate the Christian message simply and clearly if asked? The members of many congregations could not. While it is challenging to say, it is hard to think of something more fundamental to outreach than this.

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The Bible Is Life

Read a reflection from one of the contributors from Bible Society NZ and other Kiwi Christian leaders in our 31-day devotional, ‘Reflections of Life.’ It will help you discover the life contained within His Word.

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Inspired By Mary Jones

While Mary Jones, may be a common name in Wales, her remarkable actions were certainly uncommon, making her story one that is still being told two and a half centuries later.

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The Tree Of Life

Read a reflection from one of the contributors from Bible Society NZ and other Kiwi Christian leaders in our 31-day devotional, ‘Reflections of Life.’ It will help you discover the life contained within His Word.

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We are all in this together

Read a reflection from one of the contributors from Bible Society NZ and other Kiwi Christian leaders in our 31-day devotional, ‘Reflections of Life.’ It will help you discover the life contained within His Word.

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Amazing Community Connections

The great blessing of this type of programme is that children and families who are not connected to a church, or from a different religious world-view, will get to read this beautiful, eye-catching booklet, and discover the truth about Christmas.

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The LegoMaster’s Legacy

Read a reflection from one of the contributors from Bible Society NZ and other Kiwi Christian leaders in our 31-day devotional, ‘Reflections of Life.’ It will help you discover the life contained within His Word.

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Bible Fun For Kids

Get ready for awesome fun made just for kids! Dive into brain-teasing puzzles, cool matching games, and super-fun crafts that’ll make them smile and learn at the same time. Whether it’s a holiday, an indoor play day, or kids looking for a blast, these activities are perfect for them.

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His Word Is Alive

Read a reflection from one of the contributors from Bible Society NZ and other Kiwi Christian leaders in our 31-day devotional, ‘Reflections of Life.’ It will help you discover the life contained within His Word.

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The Need to be Born Again

The Need to be Born Again

What’s the Gospel? What does it mean to be reconciled to God, to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit and be the recipient of eternal life? In John chapter three, one of the most important conversations in the New Testament takes place between a Pharisee called Nicodemus and Jesus.

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Chris Bovill

Introducing Chris Bovill, a local author with a heart dedicated to strengthening families and empowering women in their spiritual journey.

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The Language of Faith

Ever had a ‘lost in translation’ moment?

Picture this: a scene familiar to many of us – a couple, happily married, yet occasionally lost in translation. Take Mike and Sarah, for instance.

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Amazing Adventures

Get ready young adventurers to explore the story of the very first Christmas. Along the way, you’ll find some adventures can be both tiring and exciting. Some will fill you with wonder, while others may seem a little scary or completely surprising!

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Operation Christmas Child

These gift-filled shoeboxes open the door for the Gospel to be shared with children all around the world. Last year, over 2.3 million children made a decision to follow Christ after receiving a shoebox of joy and participating in The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program!

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Māori Audio Bible Launch

Māori Audio Bible Launch

On September 11th, 2023, a historic partnership was unveiled, marking a momentous milestone in the ongoing revitalisation of te reo Māori and the reach of the Paipera Tapu (the Māori Bible).

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Honour – Is it Lost?

Honour – Is it Lost?

I was thinking about the commandment to honour your father and mother. Both my parents died when I was young, and before I became a Christian – so I had no opportunity to honour them in life. I do remember, however, that as children we were taught to honour and respect people in various situations.

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The-Blame-Game

The Blame Game

It’s easier to blame ‘someone’ than have to look to yourself and take responsibility. Or to realise and acknowledge that mostly ‘stuff just happens’.

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IS THERE ALWAYS A HAPPILY EVER AFTER?

IS THERE ALWAYS A HAPPILY EVER AFTER?

As a parent, you’ve probably spent hours reading books to your younger children. If you choose wisely, most children’s books have great hidden lessons or uplifting messages and usually end with something to warm your heart.

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Bob McCoskrie in his studio space. Photo: Phil Botha Creative.

Family, First: The Fabric of a Strong Nation

I had the chance to sit down with Bob McCoskrie from Family First for an insightful chat, in which we covered family, faith, some of the key challenges facing New Zealand and what it means to boldly and authentically display the truth of Jesus Christ in a day and age when the ‘cultural flames’ are heating up.

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Community Bible Study

Community Bible Study is an international non-denominational organisation that was started by Lee Campbell in 1975 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. As a result of prayer, over 500 people registered for the first class to study the Gospel of John and shortly after classes began to spread throughout the country.

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I think I dodged a bullet

I think I dodged a bullet

As an international keynoter who speaks on resilience, I often reflect on our experiences being stranded in Newfoundland, Canada as the result of the terrorist acts in NYC , DC and the Pentagon. Here are three points to ponder on for the next time you find yourself dealing with a crisis:

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Paul Adams

Paul Adams: Living Life Pedal to The Metal

More than 20 years after Paul Adams first retired from motorsport, he felt the Lord leading him to get back behind the wheel. Prayerfully, Paul said he would – but only to be a light for Jesus, and if the Lord provided certain things. One of those was a Mazda Familia 323 four-wheel-drive turbo.

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The Mission of Marriage

Your marriage has a mission and you can have a lasting impact on the world around you. Decide that you will commit to living beyond yourself and test the smallest step of intentional influence you can take. You’ll be so glad you did.

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God’s Little Explorers

Hey there, little explorer! Are you ready for amazing adventures and to blaze trails for God? Imagine going on exciting quests, discovering new places, and having incredible stories to tell. Let’s go on an epic adventure together!

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Hope of Marriage

The Hope of Marriage

Sometimes in our marriage, it feels like we’re stuck in the mud with no hope of getting unstuck. It feels like the more we move, the more we get stuck. The things we try don’t seem to move us forward or closer to each other. When God designed marriage, He probably knew all along that we were going to need some external help…

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Fall of Marriage

The Fall of Marriage

They say “Love is blind”… and marriage is the cure. Or, marriage is like receiving a phone call in the middle of the night; first the ring, and then you wake up… Or perhaps you’ve heard of the bloke who said “I married my wife for her looks, but not the looks she’s giving me these days”. What happens when disillusionment settles into our marriage?

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Dream of Marriage

The Dream of Marriage

Marriage is the camera God uses to capture this image. God’s dream for marriage is that 2 people who are created in His image will reflect His love, nature, and character to the world. Marriage oneness can be described as this picture of a body of water reflecting the mountain ranges in a way that is indistinguishable from the real thing. When a man and woman pursue oneness in their relationship, they reflect the love, character, and nature of God to the world…

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Your marriage and the gospel

“Knowing how close I came to throwing away my marriage scares me…”

Recently we received this note from a couple who attended a FamilyLife Weekend to Remember about 20 years ago desperate to find some measure of resolve or tools to rekindle the flame that once burned strong in their marriage.

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Get Equipped

You… your family, your community matter to us. We want to walk with you so you can run your race! We want to inspire and help you get equipped.

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Grow In Faith

How important is it now, in uncertain days, to have certainty in knowing who you believe in, what you believe, and why you believe? Plant yourself firmly so you can grow strong in your faith.

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Keeping the Romance Alive

Keeping the Romance Alive

Romance is uninterrupted time – time together without kids, without work, without pressures, and so this needs to be planned. Contrary to what people may think, planning romance isn’t unromantic.

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The Christ-Like God-A Reflection of Jesus

The Christ-Like God: A Reflection of Jesus

The ultimate question one can ask is, “…is there a God?” If the answer is ‘…yes’, the second most important question is “…what’s He like?” We can answer by defining God by His attributes – that He’s all powerful, all knowing, omnipresent, unchanging and eternal.

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danger-of-drifting

The danger of drifting

Whatever you see as the ‘secret’ of why you are in a relationship with God, that ‘secret’ of our strength will, at times, be undermined – little by little.

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Not about the money

It’s Not About The Money

Have you ever fought about money in your relationship? I bet you have. I bet that some of your fiercest arguments have involved finances. Money is, and probably always has been, one of the leading causes of conflict in marriage.

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Strahan Coleman

In Beholding, spiritual director, musician, poet and Kiwi author Strahan Coleman invites readers to discover the joy of being with God rather than working for God. As they inhabit the art of resting in God’s presence, prayer becomes not just a place of seeking, but becoming.

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Why technology isn’t always your friend

Back in the early 1990’s, whilst working in the United Kingdom, I was involved with a product called the Personal Communication Computer (or the P.C.C. for short). It consisted of a desktop computer, with a camera, tailored hardware and software and a phone connected to an ISDN line.

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Do you think you are a leader

People think that leadership is about position or title. I beg to differ. Leadership is about what you are willing to do and how you can encourage those around you to do what they might not want to.

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Hope on a rope

Religion is mankind’s search after God: Christianity is God’s search after mankind. Let me illustrate it this way. Imagine you are out in the sea struggling like mad to get to land in your own strength. You’re gulping in the salty stuff. You try to scream for help!

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Good News Bible – Family Edition

This family edition of the Good News Bible has been created with the heart of putting the Bible back at the centre of family life. It is designed to not just bring you closer to God, but closer to each other.

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Hope Kills Fear

Kids learn through play and fun!
Out of ideas? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Check out our kid friendly video and join us in making a paper boat together.

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Authentic Men’s Magazine – Issue 18

The latest issue of Authentic Magazine – issue 18 – is in stores now.

On the cover is Tyree, or TY, Tautogia, who shares his amazing testimony. TY is one third of hip hop group Smashproof, formed alongside Sid Diamond and Deach – Fred Faafou. Smashproof holds the record for the longest consecutive run at number one by a local act on the New Zealand singles chart.

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Bible Guide

We have created this Bible Guide just for you. We encourage you to explore the different Bible versions and discover the right Bible for you. Grow closer to God by reading His Word. Your faith will thrive like never before!

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Hope in God and His Word

Kids learn through play and fun!
Out of ideas? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Check out our kid friendly video and join us in making a paper lantern together.

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National Volunteer Week

Volunteer week

The theme for National Volunteer Week is “Time to Shine – He wā whakawhiti.” This year Bible Society New Zealand and Manna Christian Stores would like to celebrate the special people who serve in our churches, plan and organise fundraising events, coach in our classrooms and sports teams, and in many other capacities, for the benefit and support of our communities and whānau.

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Authentic Men’s Magazine – Issue 17

Our cover story this edition is an encouraging catch up with radio and television personality Clint Randell, who left The
Edge breakfast show in December after six years in the role. He chats with us about becoming a Christian as a teenager and

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Happily ever after?

Great marriages don’t just happen. Even the best of relationships have challenges. That doesn’t mean you’ve married the wrong person, it simply means you’re married.

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Pray for New Zealand

Families of New Zealand, I bless you in the name of Jesus to hear the whisper of God calling you by name saying: “Return to Me, and I will return to you.”¹

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